The 96-year-old woman who went on the run after getting in a taxi to stand trial for WWII war crimes has been captured.
The discovery 70 years ago this month of the 15th-century remains, as well as the earlier discovery of pewter containers holding the heart and innards of 17th-century Władysław IV, were met with wild celebrations and dubbed the find of the century. But then people started dying…
While examining documents in private collections, historians from the Museum of Polish Children - Victims of Totalitarianism found eight letters written by children who had been imprisoned in what was called the Preventive Camp for Young Poles of the Security Police in Łódź (Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt).
A friend of Chopin and an influence on 20th century Polish writers and musical artists, Cyprian Kamil Norwid is often considered the fourth national ‘bard’ or ‘poet-prophet’ after the big three of Adam Mickiewicz, Julisz Słowacki and Zygmunt Krasiński.
The main focus of the centre is the story of Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski and Jerzy Różycki who influenced the fate of the world by being the first to break the German cipher machine code in 1932.
Entitled ‘The girls from KL Ravensbrück’, the bilingual exhibition juxtaposes two worlds, that of youthful freedom before the war and the hell of the camp through a display of 4,000 personal objects from the women collected over several years by the museum.
Aviva Landau was due to visit Poland from Israel this month for the first time since leaving just after the end of the war and was keen to contact the family of her rescuer she remembers as Anna. But all she had was an old address scribbled on the back of an envelope…
VIDEO: ‘Operation Hyacinth’ is named after the police operation of the same name which was conducted by the Communist Citizen’s Militia (MO) between 1985-87 and led to information being collected on around 11,000 gay men and a record of their sexuality being kept on police record.
Opening to coincide with the anniversary of Stalin’s invasion of Poland on 17 September, 1939, the Sybir Memorial Museum is the largest and most important institution dealing with deportations to Russia and later the Soviet Union.
A monument dedicated to the Polish victims of German Nazi occupation during World War Two will be built in the German capital, Poland's deputy foreign Minister announced on Wednesday.